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R. & E. Halwas (London)

[Stock lists, numbered series: 1] Portraits of architects

London, R. & E. Halwas, 1987
(30 cm), 96 pp. (reproduced from typescript). Self-wrapper. - 325 prints of 232 sitters (collection offered en-bloc). ‘The prints in this collection range in date from the mid-16th century to 1946 and include several engravings of which Hollstein was unable to trace any impression, lithographs by Kriehuber and others from the rare Viennese “Künstler-Album”, as well as portraits which have strayed from suites and books. Comparison with Singer’s monumental Allgemeiner Bildniskatalog (1930-1936) and Neuer Bildniskatalog (1937-1938), the catalogue of portraits in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, compiled by Duplessis (1896-1911), the catalogue of engraved portraits in the British Museum (1908-1925), the sale catalogues compiled by Muller, Drugulin, Diepenbroick-Grüter, as well as other inventories, shows that the collection comprises nearly two-thirds of all recorded portraits of architects. To the best of our knowledge, there is no remotely comparable collection in any art or architectural library or print room’ (from the Preface). Indices of Printmakers and Designers and Sitters follow the descriptions of the prints, which are arranged alphabetically by sitter.

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